On December 13, 2013, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following actions regarding this project: Resolution No. 2013-038 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2013-039 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Resurface Roads at Various Locations in Geauga County
Sponsor: Geauga County Engineer
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: NOACA

History/Background: On July 30, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners, Geauga County, Ohio, approved Resolutions for the resurfacing of Auburn Road (Res. 13-143), Claridon Troy Road (Res. 13-144), Mentor Road (Res. 13-145), Munn Road (Res. 13-147) and for the reconstruction of Washington Street (Res. 13-144). The project will improve a total of 13.15 miles of roadway.

The Geauga County Engineer is requesting a total of $5,280,000 of NOACA-controlled Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds for the following projects:

GEA AUBURN RD (CH-4) SECTIONS D & E –
This project involves resurfacing (the lanes and partial shoulder with asphalt) 2.38 miles of Auburn Road, from Washington Street to Franks Road, in Auburn Township (location map). The shoulders along Section E will be paved to match the cross section of Section D. The estimated construction cost is $750,000. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($600,000) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Geauga County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($150,000). The project can be designed and ready to construct by July 2016.

GEA CLARIDON TROY RD (SECTIONS A - C) –
This project involves resurfacing (the lanes and partial shoulder with asphalt) 1.46 miles of Claridon Troy Road, from the Burton Village north corporation line to Taylor Wells Road, in Burton Township (location map). The estimated construction cost is $425,000. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($340,000) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Geauga County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($85,000). The project can be designed and ready to construct by July 2016.

GEA MENTOR RD (CH-5n) – This project involves resurfacing (the lanes and partial shoulder with asphalt) 4.82 miles of Mentor Road, from State Route 44 to Lake County/Geauga County line, in Chardon Township (location map). The estimated construction cost is $1,000,000. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($800,000) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Geauga County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($200,000). The project can be designed and ready to construct by July 2017.

GEA MUNN RD (CH-32) SECTION D – This project involves resurfacing (the lanes and partial shoulder with asphalt) 1.49 miles of Munn Road, from Washington Street to Stafford Road, in Auburn Township (location map). The estimated construction cost is $425,000. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($340,000) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Geauga County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($85,000). The project can be designed and ready to construct by July 2018.

GEA WASHINGTON ST (CH-606) SECTIONS G - J –
This project involves reconstructing the drainage features, lanes, curbs and shoulders of 3 miles of Washington Street, from Munn Road to Ravenna Road (SR-44), in Auburn Township (location map). The sponsor reports that the curb along the eastbound section (south side) of the highway will be removed and returned to an open drainage situation. The estimated construction cost is $4,000,000. The sponsor requests that eighty percent ($3,200,000) of the construction cost be funded with STP funds. The Geauga County Engineer will provide the non-federal share of construction ($800,000). The project can be designed and ready to construct by April 2017.

The preliminary engineering and right-of-way costs will be borne by the sponsor. Geauga County Engineer staff will design the projects. The county engineer will request to administer the projects following local standards.

Staff Comment (Summary):

Short Range Planning: Project Development and Member Services Team:

       • These projects are consistent with NOACA’s Connections+ 2035 Goal #3 (Preserve and Improve the   Efficiency of the Transportation System).
       • According to the NOACA Regional Pavement Management System (RPMS), the 2012 pavement condition rating (PCR) for the above roadway segments range from 77 to 89 (good condition).
       • Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

If you are a representative of a governmental entity and would like to comment on this project, please email us.

Public Involvement:

NOACA encourages comments from the public on this proposed transportation improvement project. We would appreciate it if you include your city of residence, although it is not required. The public review period lasts until the Governing Board makes a decision about them. If you have a comment on this project, please email us.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:
       • No comments; recommended for amendment to NOACA’s Transportation Plan

Last updated: 2/11/2014 3:10:14 PM